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Sailing at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's Two Person Dinghy

Sailing at the 2016 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): Marina da Glória, Glória, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 10, 2016
Date Finished: August 18, 2016
Format: Points awarded for placement in each race. Best 9 of 10 scores to count for final placement, and advancement to the medal race.. Medal race points count double.

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: NZL New Zealand
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

In 2012, the British crew of [Hannah Mills] and [Saskia Clark] were reigning world champions in the 470 class and had hoped to add the Olympic gold medal in front of their fans. After the opening 10-race series the Brits were equal with the New Zealand pair of [Jo Aleh] and [Polly Powrie], but in the medal race the New Zealanders outclassed the Brits to win the gold medal. Four years later in Rio, the same two teams were at the top of the table after the preliminaries. But Mills and Clark had already secured the women’s 470 gold with a 19-point lead and had only to complete the medal race. Their 2012 opponents from New Zealand had already lost the chances to repeat their triumph when they were disqualified in two of the preliminary races, only one of which could be discarded from the total points. Nevertheless they were one of the five teams that still had a chance to win silver or bronze. The men’s and women’s 470 finals had to be postponed by one day due to extremely low wind. A third place in the medal race, ahead of their closest rivals USA (10th) and France (6th), secured the silver for New Zealand. [Annie Haeger] and [Briana Provancha] interfered with the Japanese boat and dropped to last place. France’s [Camille Lecointre] and [Hélène Defrance] ousted the US team from the bronze medal place. Lecointre with her previous team-mate [Mathilde Géron] had just missed the podium in 2012, finishing fourth.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal PTS Last Race Placement 1st Place Finishes 2nd Place Finishes 3rd Place Finishes
1 Great Britain GBR Gold 44 16
2 New Zealand NZL Silver 54 6
3 France FRA Bronze 62 12
4 Netherlands NED 63 4
5 Japan JPN 66 14
6 Slovenia SLO 67 2
7 United States USA 69 20
8 Brazil BRA 76 8
9 Austria AUT 92 18
10 Poland POL 106 10
11 Chile CHI 97 15 0 1 0
12 Spain ESP 101 10 0 0 0
13 Russia RUS 104 11 0 0 0
14 Switzerland SUI 104 19 0 0 0
15 Australia AUS 106 12 0 0 0
16 China CHN 113 16 0 0 0
17 Israel ISR 120 13 0 0 0
18 Germany GER 121 17 0 0 1
19 Italy ITA 135 20 0 0 0
20 Singapore SGP 166 18 0 0 0